Knicks missed out on Kerr after he opted for Golden State.
New York Knicks team president Phil Jackson is reportedly insistent about discussing the vacant head coaching role with Oklahoma City Thunder’s Derek Fisher.
Having missed out on Steve Kerr after he decided to choose the Golden State Warriors instead, Jackson is understood to be in no rush to hire a coach as ultimately he wants to appoint the right man for the job.
However, despite the obvious interest in Fisher, it is not yet clear as to whether or not the former Los Angeles Lakers guard plans to end his playing career at the end of this season with Thunder coach Scott Brooks insisting that he wouldn’t be surprised if the 18-year veteran decided to play on next season.
Nevertheless, Fisher appears to be deflecting all questions about his future until after the playoffs have finished, with Oklahoma City preparing to face the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals.
According to ESPN sources, the Knicks still have an interest in Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw but they have no plans currently to ask the Nuggets for permission to speak with him.
Jackson’s preference since firing Mike Woodson has been to appoint a former player that he’s work with in the past in order to help implement his preferred systems and offense, but there were suggestions over the weekend that he would target veteran NBA coach Mike Dunleavy.
While the shortlist is a lengthy one, it is also understood that Jackson has not ruled out the possibility of sitting down with Knicks fan favourite Mark Jackson who recently rejoined ESPN as an analyst after parting company with the Warriors.